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Tennis legend Boris Becker gets 2½ year prison sentence over bankruptcy charges

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One of the greatest tennis players to ever step on a court will be spending a couple of years behind bars.

It was announced on Friday that three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for hiding assets and secretly transferring large amounts of money after declaring bankruptcy back in June 2017.

He was reportedly moving money between some of his businesses, and to two of his now ex-wives.

The 54-year old German could have seen as much as seven years in prison before the verdict was eventually reached this week.

The defence attorney asked for leniency for Becker during the trial, claiming that the six-time Grand Slam champion had been focused on paying alimony and child support rather than spend recklessly on a lavish, wealthy lifestyle that you see from many other former athletes.

He also cited public embarrassment and the inability to receive job opportunities in the future as other reasons for lightening the sentence.

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Award-winning rapper J. Cole will be playing basketball in Canada this summer

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J-Cole wants to prove to everybody that he is more than just a rapper. He is also an aspiring basketball player and will get to play professionally north of the border.

The Grammy-winning artist has reportedly signed a contract to play for Canadian basketball team Scarborough Shooting Stars of the
Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL).

The 37-year old previously played basketball in Africa last May with
Patriots Basketball Club of the Basketball Africa League, but left after just three games due to “family obligations”.

The Shooting Stars will open their season against the Guelph Nighthawks on May 26.

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WATCH: Lightning score in final seconds of regulation to take 2-0 series lead

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are unstoppable.

Fresh off a come-from-behind series win in round 1, the Lightning have picked up right where they left off in the second round against the Florida Panthers.

They cruised to a 4-1 win in Game 1, and appeared to be headed to overtime as the clock was running down in Game 2, but Lightning forward Ross Colton had other plans!

After corralling a beautiful no-look pass from behind-the-net by Nikita Kucherov, Colton fired it past Sergei Bobrovsky with 3.8 seconds remaining in the third period to secure the win.

The Lightning will head back home to Amalie Arena with a 2-0 series lead.

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Predators sticking with John Hynes as head coach after successful season

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The Nashville Predators are rewarding their head coach with a brand new contract!

The team announced that they are keeping John Hynes as their bench boss, and have inked to a two-year extension.

“I think our coaches have done a fantastic job,” said general manager David Poile.

“John is a young coach who has a lot more experience than probably we give him credit for. He has not been dealt with a perfect hand. I’m responsible for that. John deserves this. We’re growing together. I am totally comfortable with John and our coaching staff to lead us to bigger and better things moving forward.”

Since replacing Peter Laviolette behind the bench on January 7, 2020. the 47-year-old has led the team to a combined 92-64-10 record and three consecutive postseason appearances over three seasons.

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